| Mar 23, 2011
Jessica Harper is an actress, writer, singer, songwriter and now the author of a new cookbook for people who don't always experience the joy of cooking.
With more than 100 simple recipes as well as comical recollections of the frustrations of cooking...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club
In January: We celebrated our 11th anniversary.
We have discussed: Nearly 80 books.
Our group: Ranges in age from 40s to 80s and includes women and men with a wide mix of careers.
We don't: Get off target...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Hoyne Book Club
Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block.
Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
| Apr 28, 2011
Julia Child's wartime spell in the Office of Strategic Services has always seemed the most intriguing chapter in the story of her evolution from the cocoon of her staid, soft-shoe Pasadena upbringing into the iconic French chef who revolutionized American...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:13 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — From her mother's kitchen "classroom," a top culinary school in New York and then hosting a national radio program, local resident and celebrity chef Jamie Gwen owes the journey to her most loyal fan: her mother.
"We have been...
| May 19, 2011
Wine, woods, and weather that sounds like it should be just wonderful.
With all that to offer, organizers of this weekend's Wine in the Woods festival wonder why anyone would opt to hang out with a bunch of horses and a centaur named Kegasus when they're...
| Feb 10, 2011
When Rene Verdon became the first professional chef to work in the White House, in 1961, dining with the president was given an early 1800s spin: Outside caterers were replaced by an in-house operation that harked back to Thomas Jefferson's day....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:56 PM
After 42 years, the old El Cid taco place near Congress Theater in Logan Square is being reinvented.
Owner Jose Gonzales, who was born and raised in Cuba, bought out his business partners to pursue a new venture close to his heart: Paladar (2115 N....